Abbey Logistics Group has taken delivery of a revolutionary new combined road tank and curtainsider trailer designed to slash empty running.
The twin cargo trailer, developed by Clayton Commercials, has a tanker at the bottom with two separate compartments that can take a total of 21,000 litres, while on top is a pallet deck that can carry 26 standard pallets.
Abbey will initially run two of the trailers on its bulk liquid food ingedients contract with Cargill, based at Trafford Park, Manchester.
Steve Granite, MD at Abbey, says: "We transport liquid food ingredients to places like Scotland and the south west, and find there are not regular return loads of liquids.
"The twin cargo trailer will give us the ability to transport pallets on return journeys as well."